Tapestry band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 36 cm (2 9/16 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.393

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

The ground of natural colored linen is covered with a powder of leaf-like forms and dots, woven with red, dark blue, green and yellow wool; part of the tapestry is sewn onto the band, probably a fragment of a shoulder band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection